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Brazil and São Paulo State

Currently, almost 200 million of people, represent the result from one of the most pacific and well succeed migration process, in terms of ethnic formation in the world; distributed among an area of 8,5 million kilometer square.


Brazil is a privileged country. The extensive Atlantic coast, with cinematographic beaches, contrasting with mineral rich mountains, integrates plain and plateau, propitiating an abundant harvest in different categories, that are exported to different parts of the world, during the whole year. Brazil, with its rain forests, is the fifth largest and most populated country in the world.

Nowadays, Brazil is passing through a special moment in its history, in terms of economic, institutional and social development matters. Brazil is the second economy in the American continent, only behind the United States and, positioned among the 6 largest economies of the world.

Brazilian economy is established in a rich and competitive market. The discovering of the pre-salt reserves, elevated the country to a prominence position in the world, in terms of oil reserves and production levels. Agriculture, mineral extraction, manufacture (automobiles, airplanes, electric equipment and electronics, clothing etc.) wholesale trade, products distribution nets and the service sector, proportionate excellent growth opportunities to entrepreneurs, as well as, to professionals training.

The students that choose a Brazilian university to develop his academic formation, will find undergraduate and graduate centers of excellence, interesting areas for the development of researches worldwide recognized. Above all, those students will be able to profit the courtesy of the Brazilian people to foreign visitors, the natural capacity of making friends and the opportunity to be part of a journey to transform Brazil, in the next 10 years, in one of the 5 largest economies in the planet. The official language in Brazil is the Portuguese, result of the colonization process started by Portugal in the 16th century.

Located in the south hemisphere, the winter and summer in Brazil starts, respectively, in December and June. The mean temperature during the year in the southern states varies around 20ºC. In the northern region, around 28ºC. During the summer, the day may start sunny and finish raining. In the autumn, the temperature is bland, with a mean of 23ºC. In the winter, the days are usually sunny and temperatures are sometimes below the 15ºC. In the spring, the climate is agreeably hot and dry.



The economy of São Paulo State is the most developed in Brazil, reaching 33,9% of Brazilian total GDP. There are 645 municipalities, distributed over almost 250 thousand square kilometers where 41 million people live. The region around the city of São Paulo, the State capital, is considered the sixth largest urban agglomeration in the world, conglobating near 20 million habitants. 

The State population is the most diversified in the country. Initially dominated by the Portuguese colonizers, São Paulo received African slaves and kept its indigenous population. Around the year 1850, the state also received Italian, Arabian, Japanese, Spanish, German, Jewish, and more recently, Korean and Chinese immigrants. This way, it became a cosmopolitism model: in the capital of the State, the immigrants and their descendents live and work in complete harmony. Being the most developed State in Brazil, São Paulo is also the main economic center in Mercosul.

The large national and multinational industrial, agricultural and service sector groups are settled in modern building that represent the advanced Brazilian architecture. The State also concentrates the largest share of the Etanol industry in the country.
Considered the most dynamic among Latin American capitals, São Paulo is a globally important economic center, a cultural center of rare distinction, the owner of an intense academic life and generous, and offer leisure, pleasure and entertainment for its residents, and thousands visitors throughout the year, comparable to the world's most famous capitals.

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